The L’Oiseau Bleu (bluebird) magazine was published by Quebec’s St-Jean-Baptiste society during the first half of the 20th century. Its romanticized images of early Quebec history were produced for Quebec schoolchildren and young people. This is a selection of their covers that depicted canoes.
Updated January 2015
Fatsete, Joachim | Kawentuosta, Philomene
Married: Before 1900
Ferguson, John | Simon, Minnie
Married: July 8th, 1908 Oka | Kanesatake
Fernandes, Michel | Karonhienhawi, Marie Anne
Married: 1923 Akwesasne
Filiatrault, Cyprien | Canadien, Amanda
Married: 18 Jul 1916 Kahnawa:ke | Caughnawaga | St-Francois-Xavier Parish
Fisher, John | Stacey, Louise Rose A.
Married: June 26th, 1948 Kahnawake
Fitzpatrick Terihori, Robert Rhea | Fitzpatrick, Catherine
Married: Before 1820
Fitzpatrick Konwantontion, William | Smiths, Catherine
Married: Before 1830
Forester, George Anderson | Bruyere, Therese
Married: May 23rd, 1927 Aumond | Gatineau | Ste-Famille Parish
Forester, John | Bruyere Brouille, Lucie
Married: July 21st, 1919 Maniwaki | Gatineau | L’Assomption-de-la-B.V.M.
Married: August 22nd, 1892 Riviere Desert/Desert River | Pontiac | Anglican
Latest update March 2014
Married: August 4th, 1823 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annociation Parish
Kejiajiwanwete, Amable | Madjiyabanokwe, Elizabeth
Married: August 10th, 1841 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annonciation Parish
Kek8echimintc, Ignace | Michissek8e, Suzanne
Married: 1787 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annonciation Parish
Latest Updates January 2015
Jabaissang, Joseph | Kageiash, Mary Jane
Married: 1905 Algoma | Sault-Ste-Marie
Jabot, Norbert | Wabicib, Oma
Married: January 12th, 1891 Maniwaki | Gatineau | L’Assomption-de-la-B.V.M.
Jacko, Joseph Patrick | Commandant, Judith
Married: October 5th, 1931 Maniwaki | Gatineau | L’Assomption-de-la-B.V.M
Jacko, Pierre | McDougall, Angen Cecin
Married: Before 1931
Jackson, John | Tarbell, Anastasie
Married: June 15th, 1945 Akwesasne |
Married: January 19th, 1888 Kahnawake |
Jackson Tiresha, John | Kanonwiiostha, Therese
Married: August 14th, 1937 Akwesasne |
Jacco/Jacko/Jaco, Adolphe | Vincent, Georgette
Married: April 21st, 1945 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annociation Parish
Jacco/Jacko/Jaco, Alexandre | Leclerc, Cecilia
Married: October 11th, 1909 Mattawa | Nipissing | Ste-Anne Parish
Jacco/Jacko/Jaco, Antoine | Makons, Mami
Married: June 12th, 1884 Maniwaki | Gatineau | L’Assomption-de-la-B.V.M.
Research Problem: The life history of Quebec and Ontario natives can be notoriously difficult to trace. The first – and perhaps greatest – layer of difficulty for genealogist sand family historians is the late adoption of western surname usage ie. stable family names handed down from male parent to child. This has led to given individuals in certain time periods carrying multiple surnames (native only, native and westernized, westernized).
The second layer of difficulty is that Native surnames were transcribed phonetically which led to spelling variations in various official documents (e.g. between different church registers, census documents, border crossings etc.).
A last difficulty is the varying quality and approaches of the different indexing projects which makes it difficult to access the primary documents (microfilmed records) and cross-check with other indexes.
Goal: To create a Master Cross-Index of Names carried by Natives in Quebec and Ontario during the 18th/19th and 20th centuries sorted by surname variations.
Phase I: A. Transcription of names from marriage registers of parishes that have been associated with Native American populations in Quebec and Ontario. B. Creation of a Master Index that sorts those individuals by surname. Timeline: 2012/2013
To Date – Majority of marriages from Quebec, a few from Ontario & New Brunswick
Last Extensive Update January 2015
1. Jean Baptiste Raientonni Canadien (Big John) & Malvina McComber of Kahnawake | Series: Families of Caughnawaga
A few weeks ago reader Shawlee Canadien came across my vintage postcard of Big John of Kahnawake negotiating the Lachine Rapidsand left the following comment: I just stumbled across your site. Big John is my great, great, great…. grandfather. My name is Shawlee Canadien. I was hoping you might know about my family, and could tell us more. It was such an honour to hear from a descendant of one of Caughnawaga’s most historically prominent peopleand since I noticed that you can read alot online about Big John’s achievements but there’s no extended discussion of his family’s genealogical roots, I’ve prepared a series of posts exploring some pre-1920 genealogical information about –
The Canadiens – a Mohawk Family of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake
The First Generation
1.According to hismarriage certificate, Jean Baptiste Raientonni (aka Big John) was the son of Ignace Briwakennhen Canadien and Louise Konwanonwehon. Jean Baptiste was born in 1843 in Quebec and died on February 16th, 1919. He married Malvina McComber on 16 Feb 1863 in St-Francois-Xavier Church in Caughnawaga (Laprairie Quebec, Canada). Malvina was a member of another well-known Kahnawake family – the McCombers. Her parents were Gervais McComber and Agathe Pauline/Hyppoline Vincent DeJean. Malvina was born in 1845 in Kahnawake and died after 1911.
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Children from this marriage included:
+ 2 M i. John Ariwakenha Canadien – born 1866, Quebec(m. Marie Karakwiio French) + 3 M ii. Joseph Atihentonko Canadien – born 1869 Kahnawake (m. Anne Katsitsioronkas Diaume) + 4 M iii. Alexandre – Louis Tonaokate/Tanahokathe Canadien – born 1871, Kahnawake (m. Celine Guerin) + 5 M iv. George Kasennakeron Canadien, born 1875 , Kahnawake (m.Marie Karonhienhawe Laforce) 6 M v. Thomas Anenharison Canadien born 1880 Kahnawake + 7 F vi. Cecilia/Cecile Tierente Canadien – born 1874, Kahnawake (m. Ignace Skahetatii Jacobs) + 8 M vii. Jean Baptiste Lindo Tiohatekwen Canadien – born 1884, Kahnawake (Anne Tekonwakennion McComber) 9 M viii. Frank/Francois/Xavier Canadien – born 1887 Kahnawake. (Note: Birth dates extracted from various census documents are notoriously unreliable, but good indictors of birth order) Continue reading